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Poster: classicscats Date: May 29, 2011 5:42am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: classic game shows

Hi there!
This is a long post...hope I haven't broken any rules. I'm a newbie. I'm a Christian who loves old films & TV, as well as my kitties.

I was wondering if there's any easier way to find some of the classic game shows on here. I love classic tv, especially the old 50s thru 70s game shows. I realize many aren't in the PD yet but there's some great stuff on here. :) I encourage those who have them to provide more.

Also, if you want to discuss classic game shows I'd love to talk with you. I'm not into some of the quiz shows altho, knowing they were rigged, they make for some fascinating watching. Would love to find eps of shows like Dotto, Twenty One (50s version), $64,000 question/challenge, etc. I am a big fan of shows like Beat The Clock, Password, Concentration, TPIR, & more campy shows like Queen For A Day, Newlywed Game, etc.

Speaking of TPIR I'd love to see more vintage 50s or 60s eps. Game Show Network aired many of these years ago, so maybe someone has some eps taped they can upload.

Lastly, if anyone has any eps of NBC's Concentration (if it's PD) I'd love to see them. Or you can lead me to where I can purchase them. I have 2 already I've bought and will gladly buy more.



Love & prayers,
Lynda (classic film, TV & cat lover)

This post was modified by classicscats to reflect changes in grammar and bad wording revisions. ;)

This post was modified by classicscats on 2011-05-29 12:42:53

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Poster: Meatpies Date: May 31, 2011 7:19am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Hi Lynda, and welcome to our group of... Quigs, did you just call us Assorted Nuts? Yeah, I guess we are a little nutty, and there's quite a bit of assortment! So, yeah, we're assorted nuts!

I'm Lynn... I live in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. I, too love game shows! I grew up with game shows being on television in the morning before the noon news and soap operas. My family would all get together in the evenings to watch Match Game (insert year here). That was my favorite. Gene Rayburn was so much fun! "Harry wasn't amused this morning when he found BLANK in his coffee cup." LOL My family and I would try to come up with the most humorous and random things to fill in the blank! Most likely, I'd say something like, "The Ty-D Bowl Man".

I mostly specialize in classic commercials, which reminds me, I need to work on editing some more so I can add them here. I'll probably do another batch of oh... probably 100 or so, then take a break to clean what should be my office. Right now, it looks like a bomb went off in that room, and I just keep putting it off. That's partly due to me being lazy and my bad back.

I really do hope you like our little community! We love having you here!

Have a great day!

Lynn aka Meatpies

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Poster: quigs Date: May 29, 2011 11:05am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Well Lynda, welcome to our group of assorted nuts. If you go to classic TV collection(browse collection) you will a listing of all the programs in subject. Game shows is one of the listings. Did you see we now have a show of To Tell the Truth? Again welcome.
Quigs

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Poster: classicscats Date: May 29, 2011 12:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Hi Quigs,

I remember that show...I used to watch the 70s version back in the day. (Showing my age here) When GSN first went on the air, my family watched it day & night. GSN is now a shell of what it used to be. I realize they can't make money by showing reruns of old game shows, but they seem to have abandoned any show before 1980 on there except one or 2. Gone are the days when they aired TTTT (Collyer), Beat The Clock (Collyer & Narz versions), The Joker's Wild, etc. And since I don't have a huge "library" of shows like many game show nuts, I miss out on stuff cuz they just want to trade.

Anyway, I didn't see very many shows in the game show section, I wonder if that's because not many are PD? Oh well...

Other shows I do watch are Ozzie & Harriet (I've seen nearly all the eps on here) and also I hope to watch Beulah at some point. That show is a fascinating piece of history.

Thanx for the welcome!

Love & prayers, Lynda

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Poster: cathyftr Date: May 30, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Lynda..

Hey I hear ya about the old GSN. Fun times !! Actually GSN made quite a bit of money by airing the classics as did other channels like Nick@Nite, TV Land, TBS, WGN, Comedy Central and others when they had statred out. What happened was, well in a word CONSULTANTS !! For the most part they such people are in their 20's ( perhaps 30's ) and they sold the idea that such classics as Whats My Line and Donna Reed..well other 20 somethings wont watch such "trash"...also the 18-35 demographic many are fans of reality shows which explains why so much of that crap is on the air. The Simpsons, Cleveland Show & Family Guy..dittos.

Same with radio..why is so hard today to find a station that plays Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys but one can find 20 stations that plays such stuff as Lady Gaga's Born This Way or that song "F*** YOU", OK OK "Forget You" but still its the same thing...CONSULTANTS and that 18-35 demo.

Over theyears I have had some of these people try to tell me why the buying habits of a 24 year old is THAT important..moreso than someone who is 34, 44, 54, etc..I still don't get it.

Going back to GSN...the first couple of years of the channel I seem to recall hearing that their top game show was classic The price Is Right from the 70's with Bob Barker. Despite getting the viewers the show was taken off at the request of Barker because those old shows showed him and his beauties giving away furs..and we all know how Bob Barker feels about fur coats now.

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Poster: classicscats Date: May 30, 2011 5:32pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Nice to meet a fellow (or should I say sister?) GSN nut. Of the old GSN I mean.

I'm in my mid-40s now, so I'm not part of that "young hip" demographic, LOL. God forbid we show a program that's not from 1980 or afterward. These networks act like once you hit 36, you're dead to them. Just because we're older doesn't mean we don't purchase things, we're just a little wiser. ;)

I remember GSN had quite a hard time getting TPIR, it cost them a lot of money, they said. They were originally going to have it when they first launched and couldn't. Unfortunately, I don't know if they bothered to renew their lease on most of the G-T shows or not, as well as the Barry-Enright or Barris Productions libraries, but they act like they're no good. Since a lot of their stuff is post-1960s I try to catch shows on You Tube, but there's a lot of stubborn game show fanatics who refuse to share their stuff online without a "trade." (GRRRR)

I don't listen to radio much anymore, once in a while I do. I can't stand "Lady CaCa" as I call her. Don't know who she is and don't really want to, LOL.

Not too many female game show fans around, so I'm glad you wrote.

love & prayers, Lynda

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Poster: quigs Date: May 29, 2011 12:52pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Hi Lynda.
Did you check game shows in the subject area of keywords of the classic TV section? There are listings for;
Beat the Clock, Name that Tune, PDQ ( a good show), What's my Line, I Got a Secret,The Price is Right, You Bet Your Life, and a kid Quiz show or two like; Juvenile Jury as well as Okay, Mother and Shenanigans

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Poster: classicscats Date: May 29, 2011 1:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

I'm doing that now. You forgot to mention Treasure Hunt, TPIR (of course), and Dollar A Second (one of Jan Murray's better shows IMO).

I have some stuff I want to add to this site, but need to check the status first.

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Poster: quigs Date: May 29, 2011 12:52pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

Hi Lynda.
Did you check game shows in the subject area of keywords of the classic TV section? There are listings for;
Beat the Clock, Name that Tune, PDQ ( a good show), What's my Line, I Got a Secret,The Price is Right, You Bet Your Life, and a kid Quiz show or two like; Juvenile;;e Jury as well as Okay, Mother and Shenanigans

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Poster: classicscats Date: May 29, 2011 1:35pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: classic game shows

DOH! Stupid me. You did mention TPIR. Sorry.